Groceries

At this time, PRC is providing on-site only, no-contact emergency food and financial assistance. Art, job workshops, computer and literacy classes have transitioned to virtual classes. Visit Modified Food Hours to see current PRC food schedule.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information:      ages 5-11, ages 12+, booster shots, and first/second doses vaccine information is available here.

Help Us Get Students Ready
to Go Back to School

Donate new school supplies at PRC in Wheaton or Westmont.
Details here.

Does your family need
school supplies this fall?
Sign up for our Back to School program.
Click here for information.

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Computer Training

Improve your computer skills by registering for one of our computer training classes!

We have many to choose from and all start the week of August 15, 2022!

Click here for details.

What We Do

Food Pantry

Our pantry offers a variety of fresh, quality food to meet families’ choices and nutritional needs, and connects people with other services and resources.

Refurbished Computers & Training

From homework to finding a job, computers have become an essential tool in everyday life. We all need technology and skills to thrive in the digital age.

Our free Refurbished Computers and Training Programs help you gain the skills and tools you need in this digital world.

Social Services

People’s Resource Center offers social services, financial assistance, and emergency rent and mortgage assistance to qualifying clients. We connect with neighbors at risk of homelessness, to develop strategies to stay housed and stable.

Financial Assistance and Social Services

Emergency Rent and Mortgage Assistance

Job Assistance

Our neighbors seek to build and improve employment skills. The Job Assistance program at People’s Resource Center helps unemployed and underemployed residents of DuPage County find a job. We provide free workshops and one-on-one job search coaching.

Art Program

Art helps us express ourselves in both times of challenge and times of joy. People’s Resource Center offers free art classes for DuPage County residents. Classes include painting, ceramics, collage, and more.

Adult Learning & Literacy

Inclusive and informed communities are strong communities. The Adult Learning and Literacy program offers free instruction in English, math, and reading, as well as preparation for GED and citizenship tests. Learning occurs in classrooms, small groups, and one-on-one sessions with volunteer tutors.

Clothes Closet

People’s Resource Center clients may shop in our Clothes Closet for free, gently-used, seasonal clothing for men, women, and children.

Clothes Closet

How You Can Help

Support PRC by becoming a volunteer.
Support PRC with your donations.
Participate in various events for PRC.

Upcoming Events

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1. Decorate a Pot (family workshop)

07/16/2022
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Looking for a weekend activity? Join us at our partner site for a family workshop to decorate your own pot. We will give you everything you need to grow your own flowering plant! This workshop is suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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Experimental Painting

07/16/2022
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
This workshop will focus on experimenting with acrylic paint and collage materials to create a one-of-a-kind work of art. If you would like to play with materials and create a more abstract piece, this workshop is for you! This class is designed for adults.
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Master the Phone/Video Interview (in-person)

07/18/2022
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Does the idea of a phone or video interview have you on edge? Identify an employer's main objective and learn what questions are commonly asked by potential employers. Click "Register Now". After you register, you will receive a confirmation from Elmhurst Public Library.

Our Impact

For over 45 years, People’s Resource Center has greeted everyone with dignity, respect and compassion – and is a responsible steward of our resources.  PRC meets people where they are, every day.  In 2019, we reached nearly 25,000 neighbors with emergency help and empowering programs.  And everything PRC does is made possible by the over 2,600 inspiring volunteers and dedicated supporters who encourage us in our important work.

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